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9/7/2015

...but in this dark night I am stationary and time is a river is complete and in the hands of Elisabeth and HICO. Concert will be 10/10 at 7:30pm in Hartford and I'd love to have as many there as possible. Here's the poster:

7/21/2015

but in this dark night continues to develop and the entire work is here. Now just comes the whole editing process. And in a separate note, Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?will be premiered by Glen Adsit and the Hartt Wind Ensemble in April 2016. It will be on a concert that also features the works of my two mentors, Chen Yi and Zhou Long. Should be a fun reunion! But for now, back to work.

6/29/2015

I'm currently working on a large-scale work for the soprano Ellisabeth Halliday and the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra entitled, ...but in this dark night I am stationary and time is a river: The Diary of Agnes Williams. Yes, it's quite the mouthful, and it's giant, at least 30 minutes long. It will be premiered this coming October and I'll keep you updated as we get closer. I'm nearly done with the first draft and have just recently settled on the title (although with it being so long you'd think I couldn't settle on anything...). More to come as the process continues!

5/29/2015

Wow, it's been almost a year since my last post here. Sorry again for the long breaks. Lots has happened in the past year, including a wonderful performance recently by David Tayloe and Marko Stuparevic of A Page Out of Zen, and a performance last December of What we talk about when we talk in 140 characters by The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.

This coming week I'll be in Buffalo for June in Buffalo and will hear the official premier of Souvenirs/Miniatures for piano trio. And this coming fall HICO will premiere a new, large work for chamber orchestra and soprano. Stay tuned for more info about that.

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Upcoming Performances

April 30th, 2016: Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? will be premiered by Glen Adsit and the Hartt Wind Ensemble.

October 10th, 2015: but in this dark night I am stationary and time is a river will be premiered by Elisabeth Halliday and The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.

June 6th, 2015: Souvenirs/Miniatures will be premiered at June in Buffalo.

May 14th, 2015: David Tayloe and Marko Stuparevic will premier A Page Out of Zen in West Hartford, CT as part of ACF's "Composers Night Out".

April 4th, 2015: Caitlin Yovino will premier le mieux, for solo clarinet and tape, in Hartford, CT.

March 8th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will perform Ephemeral Moments: from an opera in Lexington, MA.

February 15th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will perform Ephemeral Moments: from an opera in Jersey City, NJ.

February 14th, 2015: Elisabeth Halliday, with Rachel Gawell, and Zach Herchen will premier Ephemeral Moments: from an opera at the National Opera Center in New York City.

December 6th, 2014: The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra will premier What We Talk About When We Talk in 140 Characters.

Oct. 15th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Boston Athenaeum.

Oct. 15th, 2014: Brenda Fedoruk, Julia Nolan, and Jane Hayes will perform Hebdomas Squatinae [Shark Week] at the University of British Columbia.

September 28th, 2014: Nøkken, Draugen, for fl, vla, and harp will be performed in Urbana, Illinois.

September 27th, 2014: Nøkken, Draugen, for fl, vla, and harp will be premiered in Urbana, Illinois.

August 22nd, 2014: Cuatros Puntos will be performing Hebdomas Squatinae in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

August 15th, 2014: Cuatros Puntos will be performing Hebdomas Squatinae in Tarija, Bolivia.

July 29th-Aug. 3rd, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Traverse City Film Festival in TC. MI.

July 29th-Aug. 3rd, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at Interlochen Ctr. for the Arts.

July 21st, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, RI.

July 10th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Thomas Crane Publi Lib. in Quincy, MA.

June 19th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will perform portions of For Sounds in Winter Nights at the Int. Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, CT.

May 9th, 2014: The Asylum Quartet will premiere the complete For Sounds in Winter Nights as part of a multimedia show in Manchester, CT.

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